July 29, 2014 Subject:
Probably still under copyright
Here's the renewal:
The Flying serpent. By P. R. C.
Pictures, Inc. 6 reels. (C) lFeb46;
L84. National Telefilm Associates,
Inc. (PWH); 14Nov73; R563064.
May 11, 2014 Subject:
Not academy award material, but somewhat entertaining.
June 5, 2011 Subject:
As far as schlock sci-fi/horror goes, this isn't bad. The story moves along at a good pace. George Zucco stars as a vengeful madman, similar to his earlier role in The Mad Monster. Not many actors are convincing doing solo exposition in schlock movies, sometimes hilariously not, but Zucco, like Karloff, has the bearing and delivery to pull it off.
He plays an anthropologist that has discovered the lost treasure of ancient Aztec emperor Montezuma, as well as the serpent god that has protected it, Quetzalcoatl, and he uses the monster to eliminate those that he believes might threaten or might have threatened his booty. They did a pretty good job animating and flying Quetzalcoatl, considering. Amazingly, one of its feathers looks a lot like a peacock feather.
I downloaded the 819MB MPEG2 file. Dark scenes were often too dark to make out what was going on, and there were missing frames here and there, which were annoying at times. Otherwise, the video was good. The audio crackled sometimes, but dialog was clear.
September 10, 2010 Subject:
Watchable but predictable movie. It never really "got" me. In some parts the story lacks credibility. I cannot give an example without giving away spoilers, so I won´t. ORIGINAL FROM MAY 22, 2010.
Watching the second time forces me to correct my rating. It is not bad and has it´s funny moments (intended or not).
May 22, 2010 Subject:
Thanks to the early days of independent television in New York, I loved this one as a kid and I still think it's fun. With so many similarities to Lugosi's "Devil Bat" it could be considered a remake. A cast of second feature stalwarts is headed by leading villain George Zucco, though he doesn't make much use of the wide-eyed stare that turned him into one of the creepiest men alive. The screenplay is enjoyable nonsense about a fabulous Aztec treasure and Quetzalcoatl, the flying serpent god who guards it. Considering they came from poverty row studio PRC, the production values are impressive. There are several fine matte paintings, and the flying serpent FX are surprisingly good for a 1946 quickie. By not trying to do too much, this little horror gem that's more fun than horror gets the job done. FOOTNOTES: Another low budget gem starring George Zucco is "Dead Men Walk," in which he plays twins, one of whom is a vampire. Dwight Frye is his henchman. It's available here at the Archive. Bela Lugosi's "Devil Bat" is also available and recommended.
Reviewer:slugs and urchins
December 3, 2008 Subject:
iguana with wings!
George Zucco really does deserve the title of "King of the B-movies" however, that's being generous!
It's good for a laugh and I'll bet I know how Zucco gets it in the end....
November 29, 2008 Subject:
THE FLYING SERPENT 1945
I uploaded this version in mp2.Picture is great and sound is good also.